Hello! This is Hanny, your blogger-in-residence.

This blog is my personal space to have fun and be creative. It’s a way to share my journeys, my memories, my thoughts, and the lessons I’ve learned in ways that feel most comfortable to me. I mostly write about things that can bring you calm and comfort, give you a burst of courage and creativity, or help you see things with a bit more clarity.

I am an Indonesian writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My published works include a children’s book (Kisah dari Alor, Bhuana Info Populer, 2016), some short stories (Perempuan yang Melukis Wajah, Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2012 and Jika dan Hanya Jika, Gagas Media, 2013), a travel essay (The Journeys 3, Gagas Media, 2013), and an interactive self-help book (The Other Side of Hate is Love, Comma Books, 2019).

Today, I facilitate some public, group, and private workshops & retreats (both online and offline) related to fiction/non-fiction writing, journaling for self-discovery, mindful storytelling, living a creative life, and creating meaningful content.

My previous work as a Creative Director in a communications consultancy also allows me to continue helping some conscious corporate clients, entrepreneurs & nonprofits in telling their stories, sharpening their communications strategy and digital content, as well as providing various communications training and workshops when necessary.

The happiest moments in my blogging life include: having 5 of my articles being Editor’s Pick-ed on Wordpress, being profiled on WordPress Discover, and meeting Matt Mullenweg, twice!.

Let me know how we can collaborate and do fun stuff together by dropping me a happy email here.

Until then, enjoy the blog!


I'm a published writer, a creative content consultant, and a stationery/blog designer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In Indonesian, 'beradadisini' means being here. So, here I am!